Minuscule 390

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Minuscule 390
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament (except Rev.)
Date 1281/1282
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 22 cm by 15.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 390 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 366 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1281 or 1282.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament except Book of Revelation on 336 parchment leaves (22 cm by 15.5 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 21 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. The text of the four Gospels has also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 Sections, the last section in 16:20), with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian Canon tables, prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each sacred book, lectionary markings at the margin, incipits, Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each book, and Euthalian Apparatus to the Pauline epistles.[3] It has scholia.[4]

The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Pauline epistles, and Catholic epistles.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20, and belongs to the textual cluster 74. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[5]


In 1359 the manuscript was on island Scio.[4] The manuscript together with 386, 388, and 389 belonged to Giovanni Angelo Herzog von Altaemps († 1627).[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[7]

It was examined and described by Giuseppe Cozza-Luzi.[8] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Ottob. gr. 381) in Rome.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 62. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 70. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 185. 
  4. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 234. 
  5. ^ a b Wisse, Frederik (1982). The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 60. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  7. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 225. 
  8. ^ Cozza-Luzi, Giuseppe (1893). Codices manuscripti graeci ottoboniani Bibliothecae Vaticanae descripti praeside Alphonso cardinali Capecelatro archiepiscopo Capuano. London: Ex Typographeo Vaticano. pp. 194–195. 

Further reading[edit]

  • P. Franchi de Cavalieri and J. Lietzmann, Specimina codicum Graecorum Vaticanorum (Bonn, 1920).

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